Scotland team doctor James Robson says winger Thom Evans is making good progress after undergoing a second operation on the neck injury he sustained against Wales.
Evans underwent initial surgery on his neck at University Hospital Cardiff after being stretchered from the pitch during his side’s 31-24 defeat at the Millennium Stadium.
After successfully going under the knife again in Cardiff, the 24-year-old winger could be allowed home as early as next week.
"Thom, after discussion with his family and the surgeons who performed his initial operation, elected to undergo a second procedure to enhance his recovery," said Robson.
"This surgery has now taken place. Thom is in good spirits and the surgeons are delighted with his progress.
"Thom has asked me to pass on his heart-felt thanks to the thousands of people who have expressed their support.
"At this stage, I would expect that, if Thom's recovery continues in the same vein, he will be able to return home next week."